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Vision Impossible (Psychic Eye Mystery #9)

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Abigail Cooper makes a living as a psychic, using her vision to stop others from making a killing on murder. Now, as the FBI’s newest Civilian Profiler, she can add something else to her resume—spy.

FROM PSYCHIC EYE TO PSYCHIC SPY


The CIA and Air Force need Abby Cooper’s help. The military has developed a software surveillance system able to lock onto any individual’s un
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Kindle Edition, 369 pages
Published (first published July 1st 2011)
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Karen
I have loved all of Victoria Laurie's books. Up to this one.

For me, when Abby and Dutch moved from Michigan to Austin, the series lost its spark. Now, it seems like the last two books are FBI stories with Abby and Dutch with a little bit of psychic thrown in.

I miss the funny misadventures of Abby in her world before Dutch became so heavily involved. I realize characters do change and move on but at the end of the last two books, someone has always been gravely injured and it's kind of Debbie Do
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Paige
I have really enjoyed the Abby Cooper series. Each of the books in the series has had some exciting and light-hearted adventures. Unfortunately this book did not have the same recipe as the others and fell off the wagon.

From the beginning, the story seemed contrived, formulated, and juvenile. The ending was too predictable. I figured it within the first few chapters. And no, I’m not the type of person who easily figures out the resolution to mysteries.

The story seemed contrived—flat out fake. I
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Nancy
First, I have to commend Ms Laurie for the ending of this book -I did not see it coming. Most cozies (I think this book is a cozy, but her writing style is starting to change) writers follow a conventional plan and lead you down a rosy path to a predictable ending where all the loose ends are tied up and they all live happily ever after. This one, on the other hand, has a nice twist at the end that has you wondering, “what did I miss”. Loved that.

Following up where the last one ended, Abby is n
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Myhotstylist
What a HUGE dissapointment. Ive been following Abby for quite some time now, and this book just felt off... almost like it was a different writer using Abby and Dutch as their characters. I didnt even make it to 100 pages before I finally put the book down. I wasnt crazy about all the spy mumbo-jumbo and the russian names. There was just too much information shoved in my face in the beginning, it was hard to keep up.

Im not sure what the deal is when series go from paperback into hardcover but I
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Meg
Aug 11, 2011 Meg rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves paranormal romances/urban fantasy or just a good mystery/action book.
Recommended to Meg by: I fell in love with her other series and had to read this one.
This book was amazing! I literally sat down to read it and stayed up until 3:00 am finishing it. I love that even though things were a bit different, they were still very much the same. While some of the characters are slightly absent from this book, it's clear they will be returning and Victoria Laurie is just setting Abby up for a slightly different track than she started off with in Book 1. I normally am not a fan of things lining up "just so" but this book did it nicely. I'm trying to avoid ...more
Sally
This is the ninth book in the Psychic Eye series with Abby Cooper, psychic intuitive.

This time, Abby gets herself deep in the action and danger by accepting an assignment for the CIA alongside her FBI boyfriend, Dutch Rivers. Abby and Dutch are asked to retrieve a top-secret weapon that has been stolen from the US government. Other agents sent in to recover it have been killed, so Abby knows this won't be easy. They have to rub elbows with some of the most seedy kingpins in the underworld and pl
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Stephanie
VISION IMPOSSIBLE
Victoria Laurie

Kindle Edition: 453 KB
Publisher: NAL (July 5, 2011)
Sold by: Penguin Publishing
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: New American Library; 1st edition (July 5, 2011)
Book provided by Publicist for eading and possible review.
No remuneration was exchanged and all thought are my own unless otherwise noted.
Read 6/13-14

No ick and refreshingly little cliché.

Please enter the giveaway at the end of the review and author bio.


Product Description
Abby Cooper's next mission may trul
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Jennifer
I'm always so unsure how and if I should review a book this far into a series. But since I haven't reviewed any of the other ones in the series, I figure I'll go ahead and try to give a rather light review and overview of the whole series. I picked up the first book in the series because I loved the idea of a psychic solving mysteries. I love my paranormal and I do love a good mystery with romance. This series has all that and is really fun and light. I always have a good laugh and enjoy myself. ...more
Jennifer
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Stewie's Mom
I've read all the books in this series, including this latest book. I have to give it a 2 star rating because I didn't really enjoy it very much. The series started off really well, but I've lost interest in Abby and Dutch. This latest book barely kept my interest, making it very difficult to finish. I stopped enjoying the series as soon as Abby and Dutch moved to Texas. I miss Dave the handyman. I miss her independence and spunk. I can't say I'd pick up another one in this series.
Cindi (cheesygiraffe)
Love Abby and Dutch. The plot was full of spying and spies. I hope it doesn't stay like that though. I like that genre but not with these characters.
Alex
I enjoyed this, but it definitely didn't feel like an Abby Cooper story. The spy plot was fun, and once again the ending shocked me (I love that I almost never figure out who the killers are in this series) but it might as well have been a random book I picked up off the shelf.

Abby's psychic abilities were practically non-existent in this book! Her crew saved her once or twice, but she didn't get any intuitive feelings, didn't figure out when people were lying to her (I still miss the "liar liar
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Kaitlynn
This book was amazing! Even though things were different, it was still a good book. While some of the characters were not in this book, it's clear they will be returning and Victoria Laurie is just setting Abby up for a slightly different track than she started off with in Book 1. I normally am not a fan of things lining up "just so" but this book did it nicely. I'm trying to avoid any spoilers but I'll just say I loved the ending. I'm dying to read the next one! You guys would love this book if ...more
Fred
Vision Impossible is the ninth book in the A Psychic Eye Mystery series.

Abby and Dutch go undercover in the latest book in this series. The government has designed a drone that lock on any to any one's aura and it has gone missing. The CIA and air force have enlisted the help of Abby and fiancee, Dutch Rivers. A well known weapons dealer is being held in Israel and Dutch Rivers has assumed his identity and Abby will assume of the role of his girl friend,well of course she will. Government intell
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Sarai
I would have given this one a 3.5.

I was a little disappointed in this venture. One of the main reasons was the plot premise - trying to recapture from spies a hovering machine that can see people's auras. It was not believable to me and I'm sorry if they actually just invented one but it still sounds like sci-fi. I was also able to figure out whodunit fairly easily. I realize it would be difficult to write a psychic character who does not recognize that she is being fooled by the bad guys, but t
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Barbara
I was enjoying this series so much; I almost bought this book so I could continue reading the series. I was having trouble getting this book from the library, which was how I was catching up on the series. A not so positive review stopped me. Even after reading the book, I’m not sure if that was good or bad.

I did enjoy the book. However, the review was right in one sense – it is just another spy story. I did like the series more in the previous books, which had Abby (the psychic “eye”) helping h
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Tracy Fleming-Swehla
I've really enjoyed the misadventures of Abby and her relationships with her spiritual guides. But I really had a hard time liking this story. There were points where I just wanted to roll my eyes. Seriously? ...a civilian, untrained, inexperienced, new to crime-fighting psychic is leading an international CIA mission, and the CIA is taking her advice...not just for ESP clues but actual guidance in a mission? I felt foolish reading parts of this book -- even went as far as to hide the book while ...more
Deb
Abby Cooper and her too-good-to-be-true boyfriend are at it again. This time, however, the concept would make a great movie. The Air Force has lost its latest weapon: a tiny drone equipped with software which can read auras. That's right, those clouds of color we are each supposedly surrounded by. It seems that auras are like fingerprints, which is to say, unique to each one of us. This software reads the electric charge given off by each of us and extrapolates the colors of the aura of each per ...more
Misericordia
I loved it!!! It was increadibly, believably, expectedly good!!! It has turned out to be by far more fantabulous than I even expected it to be and I expected all the best!!!
I'm doing a happy dance right now (mentally) about this installment and am congratulating myself that I managed to keep myself from reading book # 9 before book # 10 was out. Now I am devoted to reading both in a row and it is likely to make my day (and night:)!


Some people were talking about disliking the fact that Abby was
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Jessica (a GREAT read)
Despite Victoria Laurie's Psychic Eye Mystery switching over to hardback, I still had to get myself a copy. Luckily it was in plenty of time before Borders made their statement about closing forever (sob)!

Vision Impossible brings Abby deeper into the investigative side of her mystery solving. Hard to think it's only been 3 years time for Abby since she met Dutch back in book 1. This series has really gone far. It might be considered one of the series that doesn't move forward a whole lot, it's a
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Stephanie
There's a point in the story where Abby reflects that three years ago, before meeting Dutch, she was just this simple little psychic in Michigan doing her small town thing. Now look where she is. Indeed. This book is Victoria Laurie's attempt at the spy-chic genre. We've got super secret government drones being stolen, rakishly handsome criminals, stereotypically big bad criminals, and more secret covers than you can shake a stick at.

I usually read these Abby Cooper books right when they come o
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Lisa
It took me a little bit to like this book & that’s not usually the case with any Victoria Laurie book. I think I struggled with the concept of an aura reading drone captured by foreign spies…. I’m sure you are thinking to yourselves, “Really? And the concept of these books in general doesn’t throw you?” But it just wasn’t the same for me this time. It probably took a good three to four chapters before I got to a place where I didn’t have to fight to keep reading, then one or two more before ...more
Lucinda Rose
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Leya
t's been ages since I last read a Victoria Laurie book. I simply adore her Psychic Eye series, I have read a couple of books from her other series, Ghost Hunter, but I have quite warmed up to GH yet.

It's been a pretty busy week here at home, didn't get a chance to read too much this week. I carried Vision Impossible with me wherever I went, just in case I had time to read. Well, after a week, I finally finished it. It hit the spot. I needed a comfort read and this was it. It was great to see bo
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Sheryl
I loved this latest installment in the Psychic Eye series! Once again, Ms. Laurie does not disappoint. I was a little worried about the whole spy/CIA mission as I am not generally a fan of spy novels but this book definitely felt more like an "Abby Cooper" book than a "spy" book. While it is full of excitement and action (more so than in many of the other books, I think) it still keeps true to the feel of the other books in the series. Abby's sense of humor and spunk is in full force despite the ...more
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
This novel was quite different from the rest in the series, in that this episode was filled with action packed scenes, had a thriller sense about it, and some pretty intense scenes throughout the storyline.

Our resident psychic, Abby Cooper is recruited with her F.B.I papered fiance, Dutch Rivers to aid a covert mission for the C.I.A. Abby overcomes her initial queasiness over the mission and, in a mere week, is great shot, point-woman, and is prepped to go under-cover with Dutch.

I had a problem
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Alison
This was surprisingly decent. I loved all the spy antics, and yet the heroine was someone who was not a cold unfeeling Angeline Jolie-esque spy but someone normal, someone who okay, yes, had some sort of unrealistic psychic powers but someone who would do whatever it took to protect the ones she cared about, and wasn't always confident that she was doing it the best way. Even though I got bored with the actual plot about 300 pages in, I still enjoyed this.
Laura
Update: read a review from a gr reader named jennifer (2 stars) who brought attention to some discrepancies I couldn't quite put my finger on. Review rating now 3 instead of 4 stars.

I like the growth of the main characters. I like that the heroine could admit to herself & others that even though she deeply loved her fiance she was strongly attracted to someone else because that happens in real life & then you have to choose your consequences.
It was refreshing not to have the heroine's us
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Jennifer
The plot of Victoria Laurie's Psychic Eye mystery puts our heroine Abby Cooper almost completely out of her league. Abby and her FBI boyfriend Dutch are recruited by the CIA for a mission requiring Abby's special skills. It amazed me once again to see Ms. Laurie growing her characters into new roles. Her characters are far from the usually static ones of most mystery series as her characters change jobs, change towns, and grow in courage, convictions and skills. This particular book in the serie ...more
Darlene Ferland
Abby and her fiancée Dutch are in the fight of their lives on a mission taking them to Toronto. This story keeps you on the edge of your chair, not so much because of the danger Dutch is in but because of the danger Abby has surrounding her. . . She is an FBI Profiler and now she is working as a spy for them too.
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Victoria Laurie is the New York Times bestselling author of 26 books and counting. Victoria divides her time between her two adult mystery series, (The Psychic Eye Mysteries, and The Ghost Hunter Mysteries), and a Y/A thriller, When (Formerly titled Death Date), to be released in early January of 2015.

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Other Books in the Series

Psychic Eye Mystery (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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  • Better Read Than Dead (Psychic Eye Mystery, #2)
  • A Vision of Murder (Psychic Eye Mystery, #3)
  • Killer Insight (Psychic Eye Mystery, #4)
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  • Death Perception (Psychic Eye Mystery, #6)
  • Doom with a View (Psychic Eye Mystery, #7)
  • A Glimpse of Evil (Psychic Eye Mystery, #8)
  • Lethal Outlook (Psychic Eye Mystery, #10)
  • Deadly Forecast (Psychic Eye Mystery, #11)
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